Economic Assistance Grant

The Utah Legislature allocated $4.5 million for an Economic Assistance Grant program to be administered by the Governor's Office of Economic Opportunity.

The grant assists Utah businesses that promote and support economic opportunity and provide a service related to industry, education, community development, or infrastructure.

Grant recipients may receive a maximum grant amount of $200,000.

The grant application portal will be open from July 26, 2022, at 9 a.m. until August 4, 2022, at 5 p.m.

The applicant's principal place of business must be in Utah, and the applicant must be registered and in good standing with the Utah Division of Corporations. An applicant must be a for-profit or nonprofit entity (government entities do not qualify).

Be prepared to describe how your project will:

  • Provide a service related to Utah industry, education, community development, or infrastructure
  • Promote and support economic opportunity
  • Contribute to job creation
  • Support Go Utah’s targeted industries, including advanced manufacturing, aerospace and defense, financial services, life sciences and healthcare, and software and information technology
  • Identify clear metrics that will be used to measure success
  • Leverage other funding sources
  • Have sound organizational and project budgets
  • Have a one-time project-based need for funding

Grant Application Required Documents

  • A completed and signed W-9 (information must match what's on file with the IRS and the same address, as stated earlier in the application, that will be used to mail grant funds)
  • Detailed project budget, including all sources of funding and other state funds (if applicable) secured for the project
  • The applicant's prior, current, and projected annual budgets

For questions about the program, please email dishihara@utah.gov, and please email econsfsupport@utah.gov for application assistance or technical queries about Go Utah’s grant portal.

Apply

Applications opened on July 26, 2022, at 9 a.m., and will closed on August 4, 2022, at 5 p.m.

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